God, Help My Kids to Survive the Day - A Prayer for My Child's Future

Every mother's dream is for her child to be healthy and to live a purposeful life. You may wonder if moms who live in poverty have the same dreams for their children that you have for your kids. Maybe dreams aren't limited by our circumstances. Check out this video:

Did these mothers express some of the same dreams that you have for your children? Even in the midst of poverty, they haven't lost hope for their children. Their dreams are big!

We love Rosa's statement from El Salvador, "My desire is for him to become a man of God in this society." Isn't that a beautiful prayer? We can pray along with her that our children will be grounded in the faith and become men and women of God in our culture.

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What dreams do you have for your children?
How does God fit into those dreams?

Verses of Hope
Isaiah 55:8-9
Matthew 6:31-32
Proverbs 3:5-6
Psalm 32:8
Psalm 37:37
Romans 8:32

Apply it
Select one of the "Verses of Hope," write it down and post it in a prominent spot in your home. It will serve as a reminder of the hope you have within you.

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